Griselda Blanco

1943 - 2012

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Griselda Blanco Restrepo (February 14, 1943 – September 3, 2012), known as the Black Widow, was a Colombian drug lady of the Medellín Cartel, and in the Miami-based cocaine drug trade and underworld, during the 1980s through the early 2000s. By this time it has been estimated that she was responsible for up to 200 murders (although cartel bosses in Colombia who gave her orders only wanted roughly 20% of that total murdered – she ordered the remainder murder victims killed for no purpose other than viciousness) while transporting cocaine from Colombia to New York, Miami and Southern California. Her undoing (some have speculated her own eventual murder) was the result of successfully hiring killers to kidnap, rape, torture, murder and, in an act of humiliation, dump the corpse on a street of a young female relative, of one of the founders of the Medellin Cartel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Griselda Blanco has received more than 10,366,213 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Griselda Blanco is the 27th most popular mafioso, the 13th most popular biography from Colombia and the 2nd most popular Colombian Mafioso.

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Among mafiosos, Griselda Blanco ranks 27 out of 54Before her are Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ta Mok, Tamam Shud case, Vito Genovese, Khun Sa, and Salvatore Giuliano. After her are Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Sundance Kid, Semion Mogilevich, Frank Lucas, Richard Kuklinski, and Jenny-Wanda Barkmann.

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Among people born in 1943, Griselda Blanco ranks 102Before her are Luis Carlos Galán, Alain de Benoist, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Arthur Ashe, Otoya Yamaguchi, and Thomas J. Sargent. After her are Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Richard Sennett, Bob Woodward, Fouad Siniora, René Préval, and Lyudmila Ulitskaya. Among people deceased in 2012, Griselda Blanco ranks 74Before her are William Standish Knowles, Renato Dulbecco, Herbert Lom, Hans Werner Henze, Teófilo Stevenson, and Chaleo Yoovidhya. After her are Carl Johan Bernadotte, Tonino Guerra, Maurice Herzog, Galina Vishnevskaya, Omar Suleiman, and Santiago Carrillo.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Griselda Blanco ranks 13 out of 271Before her are Carlos Valderrama (1961), René Higuita (1966), Carlos Valdes (1989), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), and Francisco de Paula Santander (1792). After her are Álvaro Uribe (1952), Sofía Vergara (1972), Virgilio Barco Vargas (1921), Belisario Betancur (1923), Andrés Escobar (1967), and Rodrigo Lara (1946).

Among MAFIOSOS In Colombia

Among mafiosos born in Colombia, Griselda Blanco ranks 2Before her are Pablo Escobar (1949).